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Re: Error Message Feedback

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 10:45:15 +0900
Message-Id: <09561096ef6fe97d1860964f50673bf0@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
To: Mikedale24@aol.com

Dear Mike,

On Apr 7, 2006, at 20:58, Mikedale24@aol.com wrote:
> Please could you validate my coding on mike.freed-wings.org because i 
> duno how to correct the errors you've given me

While it is certainly understandable that you find the errors given by 
the validator a bit overwhelming at first, this mailing-list is not the 
right place to ask others to take care of your code.

It is primarily a discussion forum on the validator, and sometimes the 
community on this list helps other users understand and fix some 
problems on a given site, but unless you have a precise question on a 
specific error message, I don't think your request is appropriate.

Validating a page isn't obvious, and it takes a reasonable 
understanding of HTML, but if you need general guidance:

- try to fix issues in order. For instance, in
the first error is the lack of a DOCTYPE. So, see 
http://validator.w3.org/docs/help.html#faq-doctype and learn how to add 

- Then proceed to fix the other problems. Put the validator in 
"verbose" mode to get as much information on every error, and read the 
explanations carefully.

- You'll certainly need to read and understand 
http://validator.w3.org/docs/help.html#faq-ampersand too

Then, the rest is only a matter of perseverance. It may be a bit 
arduous, but you'll have a much better understanding of HTML after a 

Good luck.
Received on Monday, 10 April 2006 01:46:50 UTC

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